Quote mollyandwally: NuNoah, NuDianne(ATWT),and Blake(ATWT) have already started and will appear soon.
As far as I know Chance, and maybe Mac and JT are leaving. These 3 characters had minuscule airtime. It sounds like nuDiane is a major role.
Once major players, Nikki, Paul, Jill, Neil, Katherine Micheal, and Lauren have already been reduced to supporting roles, %( although they appear they don't have many lines. Something gotta give, any guesses on who will be cut back?
I wouldn't be surprised to see JT and Mac leave. Nikki is said to have a s/l with her drinking. Paul is expendable imo. Jill and Lauren have this sibling thing. Michael is the only lawyer so none of them. Katherine is getting on so a supporting role is probably right up her alley. She will stay. I say JT, Mac, Paul and eventually Jana.